Is Gothenburg Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:26 pm, November 17, 2020

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Gothenburg?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Sweden. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Gothenburg water quality.


There is a reason that the municipal water treatment plant in Gothenburg, Sweden is called a "Swedish city". This municipality was created in 1969. Today, it is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced and cleanest municipalities in all of Sweden.

Because Gothenburg is home to many international schools, there are a variety of students attending various schools within Gothenburg. Each student is supplied with their own drinking water. It''s not unusual for a student to be provided with an entire year''s supply of drinking water from the same water treatment plant.

The main reason for the installation of the municipal water treatment plant in Gothenburg is that the tap water in the city is not safe to drink. The water is often contaminated with chemicals such as chloramines and pesticides. The level of contamination is so high that it can be harmful to the health of the residents. Luckily, the water treatment plant at Gothenburg has th

What Do People In Sweden Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Sweden have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 19% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 81% Very High


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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